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School of Art- University of Arizona

Visiting Assistant Professor, Photography, Video, and Imaging

Location: Tucson, AZ
Posted: February 18, 2019
Application Deadline: May 30, 2019


School of Art- University of Arizona
Maria Sanchez
1031 N. Olive Rd
Tucson, AZ, 85721

The School of Art invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in Photography, Video and Imaging for the 2019-20 academic year. We are seeking a candidate with capacity to engage photographic and imaging practice across a range of conceptual and material approaches. Teaching load will be three undergraduate classes in the fall semester and three undergraduate classes in the spring semester. The successful candidate will be assigned classes based on research strength. They may include: studio lighting, digital imaging, video and/or time based media, black and white film photography and darkroom practice, alternative processes, documentary photography, the photo book, performance and/or image-based emerging technologies. Digital photography expertise is required.

We seek a candidate that can demonstrate evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, academic, different ability and cultural diversity within the university student population.

The University of Arizona Photography, Video and Imaging MFA Program is ranked 9th in the nation by US News and World Report.

The School of Art houses the Programs of Photography, Video and Imaging, 2D, 3D & Extended Media, Illustration + Design, Art History, and Art and Visual Culture Education. With 33 full time faculty and 13 staff members, the School serves approximately 500 undergraduate students and 90 graduate students and offers BA, BFA, MA, MFA, and PhD degrees and a Museum Studies Certificate in conjunction with the Center for Creative Photography.

The University's Center for Creative Photography, an archive, research center and exhibition space primarily devoted to twentieth century fine art photography, plays an important role in program curriculum and offers opportunities for both faculty and students.

For more information about the School of Art go to:

About the University:
The University of Arizona is a Research-1, land grant institution.

The University of Arizona is a Hispanic Serving Institution and includes an increasingly diverse student population. It is expected that the successful candidate will effectively demonstrate an ability to contribute to an inclusive learning environment for our students through teaching, mentorship and recruitment.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please visit

Duties & Responsibilities

· The standard teaching load for a Visiting Assistant Professor is 3/3. We envision that this candidate's contributions will complement the program's existing strengths, and help shape its future direction.
· Teach, advise, and mentor students in the BA/BFA Photography, Video and Imaging program, and advise and mentor students in the MFA Photography, Video and Imaging program.
· Undertake service responsibilities within the Program and School of Art.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

· Capacity to engage photographic and imaging practice across a range of conceptual and material approaches.

Minimum Qualifications

· Master of Fine Arts degree in Photography or related field.
· Evidence of professional accomplishment.
· Demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and scholarship.
· Knowledge and experience of contemporary art practice, contemporary trends in photography, imaging and time-based media.
· Digital photography expertise is required.

Preferred Qualifications

· Record of national exhibitions.
· Evidence of successful college level teaching.

Applications received by March 20, 2019 will receive priority, but the position will remain open until filled.

General application materials will be submitted through the University of Arizona Human Resources Website.

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